The human polar bear is in the Antarctic to swim five consecutive 1km swims in waters as cold as
-1.7°C to help draw attention to his campaign to have the Ross Sea declared a marine
Divashen Govender, Kobus Vermeulen, Edwin le Grange, Adriana Marais and Alexandra Doyle have
made it on to the shortlist of 100 candidates being considered for the Mars One space programme.
Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of the death of South African struggle stalwart
Joe Slovo. Commended as an outstanding revolutionary by former president Nelson
Mandela, Slovo headed up the SA Community Party and dedicated his life to gaining
power for all the people of South Africa.
An estimated one billion viewers watched as Miss South Africa – 22-year-old Rolene
Strauss – was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant's final in
London on Sunday. She is the first South Africa to win the title since Anneline Kriel in
In Africa, only 3% of the world's healthcare workers tend to 24% of the global disease
burden. To help bridge the skills divide, the University of Cape Town offers
programmes aimed at African students who want to make a difference in their home
countries. Here are some of their stories.
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